Top 10 Things Most Humans Can't Do With Their Body

Let's take a look and see if you could actually do these things. Don't get worked up if you couldn't, though. They are proven to be almost impossible to do.

The Top Ten

1 Sneeze with your eyes open Sneeze with your eyes open

It seems technically impossible, but I don't believe either that it would make your eyes popping out. Most people seem to fall for the myth. - Userguy44

I did this and now I'm frantically searching for my eyeballs which popped out. - TriggerTrashKid

That picture, is so me when I sneeze. - Userguy44

I sneeze with my eyes open all the time. Albeit squinted. - RobertWisdom

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2 Lick your elbow Lick your elbow

I read lick your eyebrow at first, and I was surprised a hundredth of people can do it - Alkadikce

I hate my elbow, it talks to me a lot. My conscience and my elbow keep fighting all day. - TriggerTrashKid

I can almost reach it, I just need five more centimeters - darthvadern

No way - 2storm

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3 Tickle yourself Tickle yourself

A part of the brain, called the cerebellum, monitors our movements and can distinguish whether sensations are expected or unexpected. Since it is trained to predict sensations when an action is caused by your own movements (but not if someone else's), if we attempt to tickle ourselves, our brain prepares itself for it. In short, the brain prevents us from self-tickling.
However, there are actually some people who could do such thing. Because of their inability to distinguish self-initiated actions due to neurological changes in the brain, people with schizophrenia are able to tickle themselves. So while they are aware of their own intentions and movements, their brain's ability of notifying the person's body about it is impaired, and therefore their brain cannot prepare itself for the tickling. - Misfire

I can do that. Maybe it's just because I'm ticklish. - 2storm

I can do this. Just tickling under my feet. I'm sure everyone can do that. - Userguy44

I can tickle myself under the arch of my foot and make myself giggle. - Crwth

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4 Tongue tricks Tongue tricks

Rolling your tongue is rather common, at about 25 percent of people are able to do it, but not many can fold it backwards or make shapes like a spaceship or clover leaf. These all require muscle control and tongue dexterity, though some claim this ability indicates to the dominant genes. - Misfire

I can do this, both rolling and folding but not the clover leaf - Leafeon

I can roll my tongue and fold it back at the same time. - Crwth

I can twist my tongue into a macaroni shape. - TriggerTrashKid

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5 Touch the tip of your tongue to your nose and chin Touch the tip of your tongue to your nose and chin

I can touch my chin, but not my nose. - 2storm

Most people can't touch their nose and chin with the tip of their tongue, but just about 10 percent of the population can. In medicine, the ability to do this act is called the Gorlin sign. - Misfire

Why would anyone even do that thing - TriggerTrashKid

I can almost do it - darthvadern

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6 Fit your fist in your mouth Fit your fist in your mouth

Most people can't put their entire fist in their mouth, since a human's hand is usually a lot bigger than the opening of their mouths. A few are able to do this, however, simply because they have small fists and big mouths. - Misfire

My fists are huge so this does not work for me - darthvadern

I can punch my trachea - TriggerTrashKid

That pic though - Luckys

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7 Bending your thumb backward Bending your thumb backward

I looked it up on the internet and now I am 100% sure my thumbs are double jointed at the 2nd thumb joint. - RogerMcBaloney

My friend can do that she does weird stuff with her finger - Luckys

I know a few people that can do that. - 2storm

I can do this on my left hand but not on the right - Alkadikce

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8 Wiggle your ears Wiggle your ears

Most couldn't wiggle their ears; only 15% of people can. But, fear not, for you could still train yourself to do it! - Misfire

I can do that. I use to wiggle my ears to annoy my hairdresser when I was a kid. - RogerMcBaloney

I don't have much muscles in my ears unfortunately - darthvadern

I tried this out more than once, seems not to work haha - Leafeon

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9 Perform oral sex on yourself

That takes flexibility skills. Contortionists can do that though.

Ever heard of masturbating? - Userguy44

No comment - Limeyy

Bloody hell… - Misfire

10 Twitch your nose Twitch your nose

Most people can't twitch their nose, unless they have a 'Hemifacial Spasm'. In fact, even Elizabeth Montgomery, the actress who portrayed Samantha Stephens in Bewitched, just moved her lip to make it seem like her nose was twitching, when it really wasn't. - Misfire

What's that? Watching twitch all day and sticking your nose to the screen? - TriggerTrashKid

I have to move my mouth like most people. - 2storm

Does flaring your nostrils quickly count. lol - jazzbea

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The Contenders

11 Raise your eyebrow Raise your eyebrow

Most people can actually raise their eyebrow, but it's usually just one of the two eyebrows. The ability to raise both one at a time is quite rare, but with practice, you'll be able to train your muscles to do it. - Misfire

I can only do this involuntarily, when someone says or does something stupid, suspicious or aggravating. The same goes with rolling my eyes. - PositronWildhawk

I can lift the left and right independently or together, easily. - Crwth

My brother can do this with no struggle. - Luckys

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12 Bend arms backward Bend arms backward

This would require a different type of joint I think - darthvadern

13 Putting your legs around your neck Putting your legs around your neck

Unless you are very flexible. - Userguy44

I'll end up at a hospital if I tried that. - Jasmine21064

This is definitely hard - darthvadern

Okay, that’s pretty hard. - Limeyy

14 Go to Space Go to Space

The human body basically wasn’t meant for space. Yet it causes health problems in terms. - SamanthaRosie

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